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A cardboard sled race in Grand Haven, MI. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyer27/4316648623/">Craig Rozelle</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A cardboard sled race in Grand Haven, MI. Photo: Craig Rozelle, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Hang on! The cardboard sled racing season kicks off

Remember sliding down a snowy hill on a piece of cardboard? Just add some duct tape and paint and you'll be ready for this year's Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit. Most of the races are held in conjunction with winter festivals around the region.

The race series begins on Saturday at the sledding hill on Mount Sabattis in Long Lake as part of the Moonlighter's Winter Carnival. All ages are welcome.

Bob Lewin was last year's Adirondack cardboard sledding grand champion. He lives in Blue Mountain Lake and says he competed in his first race four years ago as a way to enjoy winter weekends.  Go to full article
Long Lake kindergarteners and first graders fill their plates with turkey and the trimmings. Photo: Todd Moe
Long Lake kindergarteners and first graders fill their plates with turkey and the trimmings. Photo: Todd Moe

Thanksgiving as a teaching moment in Long Lake

Students, teachers and staff at Long Lake Central School celebrated Thanksgiving with a special lunch last week. It included turkey and the usual side dishes: potatoes, stuffing, corn bread, carrots, and lots of pie for dessert.

For the last four years, the school has celebrated the Holiday with special meals during their usual lunch periods. But last Thursday, the entire school celebrated with one big meal--everyone ate together in the gymnasium. The highlight was locally grown vegetables and dishes prepared by the students.

The staff and teachers are hoping the annual event allows their students to learn more about creating community, cooperation and fun by commemorating our national harvest festival. Todd Moe was invited to last year's Thanksgiving lunch in Long Lake.  Go to full article
Students studying French at Long Lake Central School will host the <i>French Canadian Family Dance Night</i> from 6-9 pm Tuesday night at Long Lake Central School. Photo: Joseph Koehring
Students studying French at Long Lake Central School will host the French Canadian Family Dance Night from 6-9 pm Tuesday night at Long Lake Central School. Photo: Joseph Koehring

Long Lake explores its French Canadian roots

Students and faculty at Long Lake Central School are focusing on the community's French Canadian history and culture this week. The school will host an evening of music, dancing, stories and food Tuesday night. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Long Lake teacher Becky Pelton spent three weeks in the Grand Canyon recently, along with her husband and six friends.   (photo: Becky Pelton)
Long Lake teacher Becky Pelton spent three weeks in the Grand Canyon recently, along with her husband and six friends. (photo: Becky Pelton)

Rafting, camping, dreaming in the Grand Canyon

We'll take a break from the cold and snow and listen as Adirondack teacher and rafter Becky Pelton talks about a recent trip on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Pelton is Long Lake Central School's speech pathologist. She and her husband, Nate, also run the North Creek Rafting Company. They are avid rafters and paddlers. She kept a journal and blogged during the trip and will share photos and videos with Long Lake students and the community later this year.

Becky and Nate joined six friends on a 280-mile journey down the Colorado in late November and early December. Todd Moe spoke with Becky about the trip, which she described as a three-week trek at the bottom of the "Big Ditch", with lots of red sand, Great Blue Herons and rough rapids.  Go to full article
Long Lake Central School's "Corner Garden". Photo: Long Lake Central School
Long Lake Central School's "Corner Garden". Photo: Long Lake Central School

Sharing a garden in Long Lake

Long Lake Central School's community garden has been growing fresh food for the cafeteria for eight years. It's been such a success that surplus produce from the garden this year has gone to the local food pantry. As part of the project, students and staff are composting waste from meals, and veggies are incorporated into school lunches as much as possible.

Teacher Becky Pelton works with local farmers, like Chris Thompson, to manage the school's community garden. She says the students and Long Lake gardeners grow a variety of veggies in the schoolyard garden, which has become a learning experience for the school.  Go to full article
Long Lake kindergarteners and first graders fill their plates with turkey and the trimmings.  Photo: Todd Moe
Long Lake kindergarteners and first graders fill their plates with turkey and the trimmings. Photo: Todd Moe

Thanksgiving as a teaching moment in Long Lake

Students, teachers and staff at Long Lake Central School celebrated Thanksgiving with a special lunch this week. It included turkey and the usual side dishes: potatoes, stuffing, corn bread, carrots, and pies o'plenty for dessert.

For the last three years, the school has celebrated the Holiday with special meals during their usual lunch periods. But on Monday, the entire school celebrated with one big meal -- everyone ate together in the gymnasium. The highlight was locally grown vegetables and dishes prepared by the students.

The staff and teachers are hoping the annual event allows their students to learn more about creating community, cooperation and fun by commemorating our national harvest festival. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Artifacts found near Long Lake by summer vacationers in the 1960's and 70's.  Photo: Andy Flynn
Artifacts found near Long Lake by summer vacationers in the 1960's and 70's. Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: Native American artifacts

Andy Flynn visits the Adirondack Museum for a closer look at Native American artifacts -- pottery and arrowheads -- found near Long Lake, for this month's edition of "The Adirondack Attic."  Go to full article
Birders watch and tally numbers from an Adirondack roadside.
Birders watch and tally numbers from an Adirondack roadside.

Christmas bird watching with a benefit

For the 112th year, volunteer birders are fanning out across the country for the annual birding census this winter. The Christmas Bird Count continues through January 5th.

The all-volunteer effort takes a snapshot of bird populations to monitor their status and distribution across the Western Hemisphere. Data collected during the Christmas Bird Count helps researchers monitor bird behavior and bird conservation. You could call it bird watching with a benefit.

Todd Moe spoke with Long Lake birder Joan Collins, who says the Audubon Society started the Christmas Bird Count in 1900 as an alternative to a Victorian-era holiday hunting tradition of shooting the greatest number of birds.  Go to full article

Schumer & Gillibrand visit Adirondacks

New York's two U.S. Senators will make rare joint appearances in the Adirondacks today. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

More thoughts about 19th century life on Raquette Lake

Physician, scholar, humanist, writer and artist are some of the monikers of a colorful visitor to the Adirondacks in the late 19th century. Dr. Arpad Gerster vacationed on Raquette Lake in the 1890's, and left behind pages of journal entries, musings and sketches of those summers in the Adirondacks. Todd Moe spoke with Sidney Whalen, researcher and editor of Notes Collected in the Adirondacks 1897 & 1898.

The book is the second in a series of publications of Dr. Gerster's work - his observations, adventures and gifted drawings from the late 1890's. Sidney Whalen will give a lecture and slideshow on Gerster tonight at 7 o'clock at the Long Lake Town Hall.  Go to full article

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